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Legacy Society
NFWM honors every planned gift donor with membership in the Legacy Society. We invite you to become a member of the Legacy Society, created exclusively to honor and recognize people who have helped to continue our vital work through a gift to NFWM in their wills, trusts or estate plans. As a NFWM Legacy Society member, you’ll receive a certificate of appreciation and a lapel pin to serve as a reminder to others of your support of our mission. Your gift can be recognized publicly, unless you prefer to give anonymously. The society also provides information and assistance to donors considering a planned gift.

What Is the Next Step?
If you have already arranged for a bequest or other planned gift, we would like to honor your support. Please notify us and become a member. If you are still considering such a gift, let us know so we can help you and your advisors complete your gift in a way that benefits your estate and makes clear your intention to help the National Farm Worker Ministry. When you join the Legacy Society, you demonstrate your commitment to the mission of NFWM and help ensure the long-term strength of the organization.

Planned Giving
Making a planned gift is a great way to ensure that NFWM will have the resources to continue our work for many years to come. Making a planned gift is a great way to continue your support for farm worker justice long after you are gone. Their are many planned giving options to explore, may of which provide tax benifits to you and your family.

Making a Bequest
The National Farm Worker Ministry supports farm workers in their struggle for justice every single day! Your contribution means a great deal to the organization, but even more to the farm workers who rely on NFWM to support them in their efforts to organize for justice. Farm workers are among the poorest workers in the country. We receive no contributions from farm workers or their organizations for our work, nor do we receive any government contributions. Your contributions are greatly appreciated.

Many people would like to help strengthen the long-term viability of the National Farm Worker Ministry but feel they cannot afford to make such a gift today. A bequest by will or revocable trust can be tailored to complement your personal lifestyle and financial goals and also support the National Farm Worker Ministry. If you have not already done so, please consider putting NFWM in your will or revocable trust. (Living trust)

If you include NFWM in a bequest provision, please notify us so that we ensure your wishes can be fulfilled. Your notification will be treated confidentially if requested.

What are the advantages of making a bequest?
It is not payable until death, so it does not affect your assets or cash flow during your lifetime.
It is revocable – you can change the provisions in your will or trust at any time until death.

What is the best way to include NFWM in my will?
When including a provision for us in your will, you will want to make sure that your intention is stated clearly and that you have our correct name and address. It would be important to have you or your adviser calls us before drafting the document to ensure that the information you are including is accurate.

Here are some of your options:

  • How will your gift be used: You may opt to designate a particular program at NFWM as beneficiary of your gift, or you may leave your gift to be used at the discretion of our Board of Directors. (By leaving your gift unrestricted, you leave open many doors of opportunity. Of course, the choice is entirely yours.)
  • What form should your gift take: You may choose to designate that we receive a specific sum from your estate (for example $5,000), or you may choose to leave a percentage of your estate (for example 5%).
  • What asset should you use: You can give almost any kind of asset through a bequest, including cash, securities, an interest in real estate (such as a residence), tangible personal property (such as works of art or antiques) or the remainder of your IRA, Keogh, tax-sheltered annuity, qualified pension or profit-sharing plan.
  • What priority will the gift have: You can decide whether we will benefit outright through your will or only after other conditions are met, such as the distribution of bequests to heirs and other loved ones.
  • Will your gift be permanent: Depending on the amount of your gift you may have the option of “endowing” your gift to provide a lasting financial resource.

Will my gift be deductible?
A charitable bequest or trust distribution is deductible for federal estate tax purposes, and there is no limit on the deduction your estate can claim. In addition, the gift is usually exempt from state inheritance taxes.

What if I’ve already written my will or trust?
You can amend a will or trust to make a gift without rewriting the entire document. Your attorney can prepare the simple statement, called a codicil that adds a new bequest to us while reaffirming the other terms of your will. Similarly, he or she can prepare an amendment to your revocable trust to add us as a beneficiary.

What’s the difference between a will and a trust?

  • A will is your instruction manual to your survivors about how you want your property distributed. It’s a revocable, private document that only takes affect after your death.
  • A revocable trust (sometimes called a living trust) is a legal entity that holds assets during your lifetime, then transfers ownership of them, or benefit from them, upon your death. Unlike a will, a trust must take title to assets before it can pass them to your survivors.

There is no difference between wills and revocable trusts in that neither charitable contribution is taxed. The probate and distribution process is simpler with a revocable trust is simpler in some states. Your advisors can guide you in choosing which vehicle will work better for you.

For more information
If you are considering making a planned gift to NFWM and you would like additional information. Please call (314) 726-6470.

Matching Gifts
Your gift could be matched dollar for dollar! Many companies offer matching gift programs that will double, even triple a donation’s value. Check with your company to find out if your company will match your contribution to the National Farm Worker Ministry. If you have questions about your company’s matching gift program, please contact your personnel office.

Once you have determined that your company matches donations made to the National Farm Worker Ministry, obtain the appropriate form from your personnel/human resources office and follow their procedures for matching gifts.

If you have questions about your company’s matching gift program, please contact your personnel/human resources office. If you have any questions regarding NFWM information or need assistance in any way trying to secure a matching gift from your employer, please contact us at (314) 726 – 6470.
The National Farm Worker Ministry supports farm workers in their struggle for justice every single day! Your contribution means a great deal to the organization, but even more to the farm workers who rely on NFWM to support them in their efforts to organize for justice. Farm workers are among the poorest workers in the country. We receive no contributions from farm workers or their organizations for our work, nor do we receive any government contributions. Your contributions are greatly appreciated.

Charitable Gift Annuities
Who says there no benefits of aging! The charitable gift annuity enables you to leave a gift to NFWM upon your death but in the meantime pays you fixed payments based on your age. The older you are, the greater your annuity rate! In fact, of all the gifts that pay you back, the gift annuity may be the simplest and most affordable. Here are some of the features that make the gift annuity a popular life-income gift:

  • You make a gift to NFWM and we agree to pay you a fixed amount for life. You know up front how much you will receive in return for your gift.
  • A charitable gift annuity is easy to create. A C haritable gift annuity can be created in your name only or in your name and that of your spouse.
  • After the death of the last annuitant, the balance of your gift annuity is available to NFWM.

What are the tax benefits of a charitable gift annuity?

  • First, you will receive a charitable income tax deduction when you create a gift annuity, based on the fair market value of the assets you contributed minus the present value of the life-income interest you retained.
  • Second, if you fund your charitable gift annuity with appreciated securities, no up-front capital gains tax is due . You can contribute appreciated but low-yielding assets and put the entire amount of your gift to work earning income for you. Only a portion of your capital gain will be reportable, and the tax will be spread out over your annuity payments.
  • Third, is the treatment of your income payments: part of each payment will be treated as the tax-free return of principal. This increases the effective yield of a gift annuity and is not available on other types of life-income gifts.

(Note: The IRS provides that the capital gain and tax-free income benefits are in effect during your life expectancy — if you live longer, the entire annuity payment will be taxed to you as ordinary income.)

This sounds great. What size contribution do I need to make?
A charitable gift annuity may be funded with a gift of $10,000 or more. Gift annuities bring the benefits of a life-income gift into reach for many donors.

Are there any other restrictions?
First, by law your gift annuity can make payments to a maximum of two people. In addition, generally, gift annuities pay higher rates to those who are older. NFWM restricts charitable gift annuities to those who are 60 and older.

Contact us

National Farm Worker Ministry
P.O. Box 10645
112 Cox Ave., Suite 208
Raleigh, NC 27605
Email us here
919-807-8707 (office)